Other Trading Names:

  • Animal Starch
  • Polyglucose
  • Glucan

CAS Number: 9005-79-2

HS Code: 39139090

Types of Packaging:

  • 1 Kg Aluminium Pouch
  • 25 Kg Drum
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Chemical Name



99% Min


White Crystalline Powder



Specific Optical Rotation [a]D20









≤2.0 mg/kg

Total Plate Count

≤3000 cfu/g

Coli Group

≤0.3 cfu/g


≤50 cfu/g

Salmonella/ 25g


Chemical Description

  • Glycogen is a white crystalline powder which is highly insoluble in water.
  • Food-grade glycogen powder, derived from sources like shellfish, corn, or potatoes, is primarily used for its functional and nutritional benefits.
  • It is a multibranched polysaccharide of glucose that serves as a form of energy storage in animals, fungi, and bacteria.
  • The polysaccharide structure represents the main storage form of glucose in the body.
  • It is a branched polysaccharide combined with glucose, which is an energy-storage substance for animals and fungi.
  • This whitish powder is often added to sports drinks, energy bars, and supplements to help athletes replenish muscle glycogen stores post-exercise.
  • It aids in quicker recovery and sustained energy levels.
  • It is used in medical foods and nutritional supplements for patients with specific metabolic disorders, such as glycogen storage diseases, where maintaining adequate glycogen levels is crucial.
  • It has excellent hygroscopicity and can prevent skin aging.
  • In baking, glycogen can enhance the texture and moisture retention of baked goods.
  • It can also be used as a carbohydrate source in various recipes to boost energy content.
  • It is also used in high-performance animal feeds, particularly for working animals or pets needing a quick energy source.
  • It can be added to foods to increase their carbohydrate content, making them more energy-dense and nutritious, particularly in products aimed at populations needing higher energy intake, such as the elderly or malnourished individuals.
  • Glycogen powder can be used as a nutrient and moisturizer in cosmetics to prevent skin aging, make the skin smooth, and effectively increase the function of other active substances.
  • In combination with heparin, it can improve the moisturizing effect on the skin.
  • Glycogen powder is used in biochemical and physiological research to study carbohydrate metabolism, enzyme activity, and other related areas.
  • It is a stable compound and can be stored at ambient temperature.
  • It is available in 1 Kg aluminum punch and 25 Kg Drum.
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